American Sociological Association

Ethnic Stratification in Peninsular Malaysia

June 1, 1975
Hirschman, Charles

by Charles Hirschman, 1975. This study is an attempt to describe and explain the socioeconomic inequalities among the ethnic communities of Peninsular Malaysia. While there are significant socioeconomic and cultural differences between ethnic communities, there are also many similarities. All the peoples of Malaysia, no matter what their ethnic identity, share the basic needs and desire of mankind. Problems of poverty and economic hardship are the overriding concern of the majority of Malaysians of all communities. It is to be hoped that from a clearer understanding of both the differences and similarities, the problems of inequality both within and between ethnic communities may be solved. 115 pages, 1975 

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